Where the respondent was a legal practitioner within the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) (Act) and was company secretary and in-house corporate legal counsel for Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) which then controlled all codes of racing within the State under the management of a six member board of directors (Board). The practitioner was not a member of the Board but, as company secretary, answered to the Chair and reported to the CEO in her capacity as a key RQL executive.
The issue was whether the practitioner breached fiduciary or equivalent duties when she was instructing external legal firms in 2011 about the terms of executive employment contracts including her own.
Michael Hodge appeared for the Respondent, instructed by CooperGraceWar.
The judgment is published here.